Between acting, studying and writing, James Franco (AKA celebrity superhuman), has released a duet with Smokey Robinson.
And to no one’s surprise, it actually sounds pretty funky.
The single, called “Crime”, is the first release from Daddy, a collaboration between Franco and musician-artist Tim O’Keefe. Their debut EP, MotorCity, was released on September 25th.
Meeting on a plane one day, James said the two clicked and decided to make music together.
“When we landed I woke up with a smiling face standing over me,” Franco told Spin Magazine. “He said, ‘Hey, I’m a big fan.’ I just stared. ‘It’s Smokey,’ he said. If Smokey Robinson was a fan of mine I wasn’t going to let him get away. Six months later after Tim and I had written the songs I called Smokey from Detroit and asked him to sing on one of the songs and he said sure.”
And as a musical duo was created, we were graced with this:
Having seen Franco sing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, I wasn’t sure how I felt about him embarking on a musical career. But this new single proves that I might be wrong. What do you think??